This Week In Nigeria – Headlines

The Akwa Ibom Govt – We Have Sold Over 2 Million Pencil

The Akwa Ibom State government has said it has sold over two million high-quality pencils since the state began pencils production last year.

It said the pencils apart from supplying them to Nigerian markets, the products also found markets in the neighbouring West and East African countries. – At least we are producing pencil

 

560 Nigerian migrants arrive Port Harcourt from Libya

The third batch of 560 Nigerian returnees from Libya has arrived Port Harcourt.

Mr Martins Ejike, the South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, made this known to newsmen on Sunday in Port Harcourt.

Ejike said that the returnees, comprising 540 adult and 20 infants, arrived the airport on board Max Air, with registration No: 5N-HMM at about 11:52 p.m.

However, he expressed dissatisfaction over the poor response of some state governments in evacuating the Libyan returnees from the reception centre in the state.

Lagos moves against celebrity tax defaulters, sues Davido, AY

A court paper, sighted by SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday, indicated that the state government had dragged sensational singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, before the court for alleged tax evasion.

Also, a reliable source in the government told SUNDAY PUNCH that the state had equally moved against the popular comedian, Ayo Makun, better known as AY, for allegedly failing to pay tax.

They both claim to pay their taxes in their various state of origin, however, the Lagos state government says the law states that you are required to pay tax in the state you work in.

Adeosun appointed into UN Pension Fund investments committee

In a statement signed by the Adeosun’s  Special Adviser, Media and Communication, Mr. Oluyinka Akintunde, on Sunday in Abuja, the minister would serve a one-year term effective January 1, 2018.

According to the statement, UN Under-Secretary-General, Jan Beagle, in a letter said that the appointment was ratified at the 55th Plenary meeting of the 77th session of the General Assembly.

“The General Assembly decided to appoint you as an ad-hoc member of the Investment Committee for a one-year term of office, beginning from 1st January, 2018.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment and wish you success in your work,” he said.

Also, the representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Investments Committee, Ms. Carolyn Boykin, congratulated the minister on her appointment and welcomed her to the committee.

Salary-starved teachers prone to exam leakage, academic fraud, says Okebukola

Teachers are an integral part of a country’s workforce. At least 16 of the 36 states owe teachers salaries for upward of five months. What does this bode for education and indeed national development?
A quick point of correction. As at January 4, 2018, 22 states owe teachers at least three months’ salaries. Some state governors are now scurrying all over the media, glibly promising to pay up to November 2017 salaries.

Benue massacre: Miyetti Allah want compensation for herdsmen affected in crisis

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to pay compensation to herdsmen affected by all forms of crisis in the country.

Ngelzarma said the decision was the position of members reached at the end of its National Council meeting. He said  no fewer than 1,000 of its members including women and children have been killed and 20,000 cattle rustled between June 2017 and January 2018 during crises in various states. The National Secretary called for the setting up of a Federal Judicial Commission of Inquiry to access the killings in order to unravel the truth and offenders. “We call on the government to pay compensation to victims of all crises to reduce their level of suffering.

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